Finally got a chance to try this elusive ale while at the Library Alehouse in Santa Monica, who had limited stock left. It’s a collaboration between Stone Brewing x Firestone Walker x 21st Amendment. And it’s delicious.
“El Camino (Un)Real Black Ale is brewed with fennel seed, chia seed, and pink peppercorns—with mission figs added.”
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The Brewers Association released their list of top craft brewing companies (based on ’08 sales). Go, Lagunitas! See the full list.
2 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Chico CA
15 Anchor Brewing Co. San Francisco CA
18 Stone Brewing Co. Escondido CA
24 Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. San Jose CA
27 The Lagunitas Brewing Co. Petaluma CA
28 Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Paso Robles CA
31 BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery Huntington Beach CA
39 Karl Strauss Brewing Co. San Diego CA
41 Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe Eureka CA
44 North Coast Brewing Co. Fort Bragg CA
49 Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Boonville CA
While 11 of the 50 top-selling craft brewers are from California, it’s Vermont that has the most breweries per capita. I think we’re too busy enjoying local brews to brew our own. That’s my excuse, anyway.